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Thread poster: henley
henley
Local time: 07:22
Portuguese to English
Oct 6, 2004

I'm looking for a free online English language hyphenation guide to speed up proof-reading of texts for publication. (Texts have been typeset by non-English speakers, and words incorrectly divided at end of sentences.)

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Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
Germany
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Webster's? Oct 6, 2004

As a guide, I use Webster's (Merriam-Webster, for American English)

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=hyphenation&x=16&y=14

My passive observation over the years is that British English uses different rules.

If you are looking for a tool of some sort, sorry - I don't know of one.


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Merriam-Webster is fine Oct 6, 2004

This is a free link:
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=hyphenate

Regards,
Gerard

[Edited at 2004-10-06 20:05]


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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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Oxford Oct 6, 2004

I use the Merriam Webster's too. The ultimate guide - to GB English hyphenation - is the Oxford Spelling Dictionary, which is sadly out of print. Failing that, a standard monolingual such as the Oxford should be useful

[Edited at 2004-10-06 21:17]


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henley
Local time: 07:22
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Many thanks! Oct 6, 2004

Terry Gilman wrote:

As a guide, I use Webster's (Merriam-Webster, for American English)

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=hyphenation&x=16&y=14

My passive observation over the years is that British English uses different rules.

If you are looking for a tool of some sort, sorry - I don't know of one.





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henley
Local time: 07:22
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Thanks a lot Oct 6, 2004

Ailish Maher wrote:

I use the Merriam Webster's too. The ultimate guide - to GB English hyphenation - is the Oxford Spelling Dictionary, which is sadly out of print. Failing that, a standard monolingual such as the Oxford should be useful

[Edited at 2004-10-06 21:17]


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henley
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Very helpful - thank you. Oct 6, 2004

Gerard de Noord wrote:

This is a free link:
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=hyphenate

Regards,
Gerard

[Edited at 2004-10-06 20:05]


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